Alex H. linuxx64.bashsh at
Tue Nov 1 19:57:50 UTC 2011

yeah, better off using vmware player it works with GUI unless you
wanna use virtualBOx and CLI, on Windows virtualBox is accessible
using NVDA but not using Linux Orca.


On 11/1/11, mattias <mj at> wrote:
> yes but forget the gui if you don't have vission
> Karl Wilbur skrev 11/1/2011 8:50 PM:
>> I use VirtualBox from Oracle (formerly from Sun). It's free and there
>> is a conversion path for existing VMWare images to be utilized in
>> VirtualBOx. I have done it several time myself. VitualBox has a
>> friendly GUI and well as a powerful CLI for running headless.
>> --
>> Karl Wilbur
>> 513-322-2481
>> karl at <mailto:karl at>
>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 3:44 PM, John G. Heim <jheim at
>> <mailto:jheim at>> wrote:
>>     Anybody have any experience with the various virtualization
>>     options out there? My department runs VMWare but I don't want to
>>     pay $200 for a VMWare Workstation license for my personal machine
>>     if its not going to be accessible or if there is something better
>>     that is open source.  I want to create a bunch of Windows virtual
>>     machines to learn a little something about Windows networking. I
>>     figured I'd use VMWare to learn a little about that at the same
>>     time. But I don't want to get bogged down with the virtualization
>>     stuff.
>>     Also, does anybody know if VMWare esxi is really free? Its free
>>     for download, I know that. And I know you can download a 60 day
>>     evaluation version. But it looks like you can download older
>>     versions for free. Its hard to tell because the VMWare web site
>>     isn't real clear. I'm guessing that's deliberate. I don't want to
>>     wipe out my linux install only to find that esxi is going to stop
>>     working in 60 days.
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